Police appeal after spate of break-ins

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Police Scotland officers across the region are dealing with what appears to be a spate of break-ins overnight on Wednesday 13th to Thursday 14 July.

Five premises have been the subject of thefts overnight from Beattock in the north through to Kirkcudbright in the west of the region. At this stage the exact details of property stolen and values are still being investigating however the following is known.

A shed at premises on the Crooked Road just outside Beattock was broken into then farm premises in the Courance area, Lockerbie, were broken into and a green coloured Landrover Defender Registered Number Y 63 YCS and a red coloured quad bike stolen.

A quantity of power tools were stolen from a unit at a building on the building site at the old Lochmaben Hospital.

A cash till containing a small amount of cash has been stolen from the Tower Wood Golf Centre near Beeswing, Dumfries.

A quad bike and power tools have been stolen from premises on the outskirts of Kirkcudbright.

Detective Inspector Scott Young at Dumfries said: “The property stolen in these crimes will run into many thousands of pounds.

“At this stage we are conducting door to door enquiries around all of the crime scenes as well as a full crime scene examinations.

“I am appealing to the public to come forward if they saw or heard anything which might now seem a bit suspicious in or around any of the areas where these break-ins occurred. I would extend this appeal to the whole area between Beattock in the north to Kirkcudbright in the west and again ask for information which might help us catch those responsible.

“In particular I am keen to hear about any odd vehicle movements overnight Wednesday/Thursday. It does seem that the types of property stolen have been targeted by those responsible.”

Anyone with any information should call the 101 number, or if they want to remain anonymous, then through the Crimestopers charity on 0800 555 111.